Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe express his own opinion on any subject but it is wrong to make a statement on a subject on which a collective decision was taken by the Cabinet of which he was a member, State Minister Harsha De Silva said today.
Responding to questions asked by a journalist referring to the statement made by the minister on the Hambantota Port earlier this month.
The state minister said it was unethical of the minister to do so.
He said he saw on the web about a no-confidence motion against the Justice Minister but but was unaware of any such moves adding that party matters would be discussed with the Prime Minister and the party leaders while Cabinet would be sorted out in the Cabinet.
The state minister said the UNP created a new trend with Minister Ravi Karunanayake’s resignation and that the UNP had no intention of influencing the Attorney General's Department.
He said under the previous regime the AG's Department was under former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and it functioned to suit his dictates. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
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Snowy Friday, 11 August 2017 20:18
When one has a different private agenda which overrides the collective responsibility of the government
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Snowy Friday, 11 August 2017 20:23
When one has a private agenda overriding the collective responsibility of the government, this is bound to happen. We all know who prevented arrest for the floating armoury suspects. A small girl was arrested for collecting a coconut for paying her school fees and she was arrested and charged within weeks. We have billion dollar rouges in the open and shouting a lot. This should have been checked in the bud. Never too late.
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karthik Friday, 11 August 2017 20:40
Justice Minister seems to be not doing jusctice on many matters. It matters a lot to this country.
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IVJ Friday, 11 August 2017 21:30
This has been the hallmark of this Yahapalana government. Everyone contradicts and the ultimate accountability should rest with PM and Pres for not keeping a lid on all such issues. For God sake, please speak in unison at least within the government instead of talking nonsense.
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citizen Saturday, 12 August 2017 14:29
Justice minister must go. He should resign .He has not performing appropriately in many occasions. He is instigating ethnic violence by his stupid statements in the parliament, protecting Extremists group of the major religion of the Island and now this idiotic statement about the harbour. He seems to be having hidden agenda and secretly supporting the JO
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BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 14 August 2017 08:53
He is Just Ice Minister.
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